TRAFFIC ALERT: HUME HIGHWAY CLOSED TO FLOODING

Detours Via GV and MV Highway


13 December 2018

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Updated at: 13/12/2018 2:42pm

The Hume Freeway is currently closed both directions between Barnawartha and Wangaratta due to flooding.

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Southbound traffic is being diverted at The Murray Valley Highway through to Cobram, then south on the Goulburn Valley Highway.

Northbound detours have been set up at the Goulburn Valley Highway for Sydney-bound traffic. Access to Benalla and Wangaratta is still possible but traffic heading further north should take The Goulburn Valley Highway.

Traffic is being diverted through Shepparton. Local road users are advised to take extra care with the increased traffic and wet conditions.

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While it appears the worst of the rain has passed, there is still major flooding on many roads.

Emergency services including Victoria Police and the SES are assisting drivers caught in and near floodwater, and VicRoads is helping with diversions for traffic.

Motorists need to drive to the conditions, remembering that braking distance doubles in the wet. Drivers should never attempt to drive through floodwater.

The road will be reopened as soon as it safe to do so. Once the flooding subsides, the road will be inspected for damage.

For the latest traffic information around the state visit traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au or download the VicTraffic app via your app store.

If you see any hazards on our roads, please report them to the VicRoads Traffic Management Centre on 13 11 70, open 24/7. In an emergency, call Triple Zero.

 

 

 

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